quote by Rabindranath Tagore

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Cheerful Awoke quotations

Awoke quote I awoke, only to see the rest of the world was still asleep.
I awoke, only to see the rest of the world was still asleep.

I think that in order to struggle you have to be creative.

In my life, creativity has been something that has sustained me; it awoke my spiritual struggle.

Slept, awoke, slept, awoke, miserable life.

I had a dream I could buy my way to heaven, when I awoke, I spent that on a NECKLACE.

I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me.

I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.


Tragedies do happen. We can discover the reason, blame others, imagine how different our lives would be had they not occurred. But none of that is important: they did occur, and so be it. From there onward we must put aside the fear that they awoke in us and begin to rebuild

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.

I awoke one morning and found myself famous.

We awoke one morning in September, and the world lurched on its axis.

I think it was this curiosity about the natural world which awoke my early interest in science.


I cried until my eyes swelled shut, and then I slept, a black, dreamless sleep from which I awoke amazingly refreshed, at least until I remembered.

I had a werewolf morning. Awoke with a rum hangover, imagined blood on the walls, and prayed to god it was mine.

The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.

A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently;

there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.


I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men, and the colour of things: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all things in a phrase, all existence in an epigram: whatever I touched I made beautiful

It was the Russians that introduced the Chinese to Marxism.

Before the October Revolution, the Chinese were not only ignorant of Lenin and Stalin but did not even know of Marx or Engels. The salvos of the October Revolution awoke us to Marxism-Leninism.

He awoke at six, as usual. He needed no alarm clock. He was already comprehensively alarmed.

Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.

I used to sleep on the floor next to the bed, because I believed that I didn't even deserve a bed to sleep in. And then, one morning, a cockroach crawled onto my leg. I looked at it, and suddenly I awoke from a kind of hypnotic trance in which I had been all my life.


The sun rejoicing round the earth, announced Daily the wisdom, power and love of God. The moon awoke, and from her maiden face, Shedding her cloudy locks, looked meekly forth, And with her virgin stars walked in the heavens-- Walked nightly there, conversing as she walked, Of purity, and holiness, and God.

Inspiration arrived as a result of profound indolence.

.. I awoke with a start and witnessed as from a seat in a theatre, three acts of a potentially awesome play.

The birds, the poets of the animal creation - what though they never get beyond the lyrical! - awoke to utter their own joy, and awake like joy in others of God's children.

Over the weekend the vultures got into the presidential palace by pecking through the screens on the balcony windows and the flapping of their wings stirred up the stagnant time inside, and at dawn on Monday the city awoke out of its lethargy of centuries with the warm, soft breeze of a great man dead and rotting grandeur.

I awoke in the Midsummer not-to-call night, in the white and the walk of the morning


Once upon a time, I awoke in a strange place.

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.

September 11 awoke us to the threat of terrorism.

It was forever bookmarked in our history as the day when life as Americans knew it, changed forever.

Only after Mom went missing did you realize that her stories were piled inside you, in endless stacks. Mom's everyday life used to go on in a repeating loop, without a break. Her everyday words, which you didn't think deeply about and sometimes dismissed as useless when she was with you, awoke in your heart, creating tidal waves.

What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heavenand there plucked an strange and beautiful flower?And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?


I wept in my dreams. I dreamed you lay in the grave;I awoke, and the tearsstill poured down my cheeks.I wept in my dreams,I dreamed you had left me;I awoke and I went on weeping long and bitterly.I wept in my dreams,I dreamed you were still kind to me;I awoke, and stillthe flow of my tears streams on.

I slept and dreamed that life was beauty.I awoke -- and found that life was duty.

Life by life and love by love We passed through the cycles strange, And breath by breath and death by death We followed the chain of change. Till there came a time in the law of life When over the nursing sod The shadows broke and the soul awoke In a strange, dim dream of God.

I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till I went home to live at Oxford, in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child.

When I finally awoke it was crystal clear to me that I had to pursue my love for acting on a professional level in film/TV despite any fears I'd had about it previous to the accident. And I've never looked back.